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  1. Hi All My husband and I have decided that we'd finally like to start the proceedings to applying for a visa. It looks like we're eligible for the 176 state sponsored. My husband is a mechanical design engineer/draughtsman. It looks as though he is going to have to do the Competency Demonstration Report with Engineers Australia. We've learnt about the changes to the points system taking place in July 2011, its likely that we'll struggle to get our application accepted after this date. This means that we have a relatively short time to get this application prepared. I've read on Engineers Australia that the processing time for the CDR is 16 weeks. I've been reading on various forums that people spend months putting their CDR together. Clearly, if we want to get our application in before the points change we don't have very much time available to us. Can anyone help with answering how long they spent preparing their CDR? We're happy to use a migration agent to help with this aspect (possibly the whole application), is using an agent for this aspect a good help? ie take some of the legwork out of it for us, in terms of putting the CDR together? and more importantly, reduce the time in which it will take us to prepare it? As its a report so personal to the individuals work experience I can’t see right now what a migration agent can do to help with it. I’m waiting calls back from a couple of agents but thought it worth a mention on here. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Hi There, I am new to this site, so please bare with me if I am repeating previous posts. I passed my TRA on 4th May 2009 - Supervisor, Communications Tradespersons 4316-01 But I have been told that my application for a 176 Skilled visa is on hold for the forseeable future. I have been advised to now try and apply for: Telecommunications Network Planner ANZSCO 313213. I have worked for BT since school and I am now in my 25th year. I hold the position of Fibre Planner. I have read the criteria, to create a CDR for my position but I am having problems in getting all the information that they require onto paper. Please if anyone can give me some pointers it would be very much appereciated. My family (wife and 2 children) are so desperate to get out to Oz. My brother and his family have been residents for 3 years now and my Mum and Dad have been out there for nearly 9 months, and we so want to join them. Once again, if anyone could help us we would all appreciate it ever so much. Regards.
  3. Hi all, I'm from Tunisia and I hold an engineering degree in IT. I went through the ACS assessment but got a negative one... It seems they didn't recognize my degree as a bachelor degree or more.... thought I've sent them all my degrees certificate, transcripts, description of my courses and the study plan signed by my uni. I also get a paper signed by my uni describing the educational system in Tunisia which is the same as in France... I wasn't expecting such a decision since I already received 3 masters offers from Australian universities including RMIT. I think also the translation of my degree (Diplome nationale d'ingénieur en Informatique) to National engineering degree in IT didn't make any sense for them... Now that I'm wondering if I shouldn't have applied for Engineers Australia instead and went for a CDR?? In total I have studied 5 years and a half post secondary school.. and I hold 3 years experience as engineer... to get an engineer degree in Tunisia, you have to go through what we call a first cycle that lasts 2 to 3 years and you can get a technician degree.. only after that first cycle you can apply for engineering classes that lasts 3 years... so for me, I hold a first degree as a higher technician (2.5years) and then my engineer degree (3 years)... As far as I've looked I only found civil/mechanical engineers posts about CDR.. so am starting to wonder if I can also apply as an IT engineer... Please don't hesitate to share your experience or give me advice.. am kinda getting desperate of all this... Thanks !
  4. Hi, I hope somebody will be able to help on this one....We have been assigned a CO:jiggy::jiggy: but I have to get my IELTS(I,m the secondary applicant).:arghh:Does anyone know of any other way that I prove my competency in English?I just dont like the idea of another exam!!! Your valuable advice please:notworthy:
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    HELP!!!!!!!!!!! Vetassess :-(

    Hi all, I'm tryin 2 complete d 'competency groups' pages on my vetassess applic - does anyone have advice on how 2 approach this? I'm a plumber & don't know what way to word these things & what 2 include or exclude. Any advice would really help. Is there an example of a completed one anywhere on the www?
  6. Hi, I'm new to this technology, so if this doesn't come out right or look right, please accept my apologies, however, my query is - my partner and myself are currently getting together all the reqd. info to apply for a general skilled visa. Unfortunately, my partner is a civil engineer in the UK, but does not have a degree, therefore he has been advised by our migration company that with the skills and experience he has he should try the CDR route under the Washington Accord. Has anyone else gone down this route? How did it go? Any advice would be gratefully received Rinny:jiggy:
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    competency document report

    Hi, I am a Graphic/Web Designer with having 5 yrs of experience and i am applying for PR. with the initial stage for my assessment i want to make a competency document report(CDR) about my project and all work for documentation purpose. could any one can send me a sample of CDR for web/graphic designer or any url's where i can get ideas about how to create it? Thanks and regards, Pravin
  8. We are trying to complete our Trade Evidence in Joinery for Vetasses. We are finding the sections about machinery, doors and windows and finshes straight forward as Bri is a Bench joiner to Trade. Although he has worked on site we are struggling with some of the terminology, can someone please help. Group 1 . Measure and level for fit out Mark out- We think this is kitchen fitting, like marking walls and floor for where the units would be f itted Set out and level- We think this means putting units in position and adjusting feet till level. Is it the same as Carry out levelling are we expected to level walls, floors before we start? Group 5 Install Internall Linings - Is this just plasterboarding Group 6 Make set out - Is this marking the wals and floor to show where the partition frames will go. Setting out windows and doors ?????????????????????? Any help would be gratefully recieved
  9. hi hope you can help with this one we are going on the 175 visa on the fact that my partner is a general plumber, he has been plumbing for 4 and half years with no quals having been trained by his boss. He mainly installs full bathrooms, kitchens and central heating. he is now doing a city and guilds course in plumbing, and part p electrics. It seems from the forms that their plumbing roles differ alot to ours, do you agree? we have printed off the forms of vetassess website, and note that he has not covered all of the areas on his work in the past years, below are the points of concern - water systems- never installed water treatment systems - storm water and sub soil drainage systems - what is it? -domestic treatment plants - unsure what this is - pre treatment facilties -fabricate fire hydrant and hose reel - residental spinkle systems - roofing - some parts unsure :wacko: can you give us any advice on whether you need to be able to complete all parts, as we are going alone on the assessment part without agent. hope you can help regards Adele & Mark
  10. Hi there. I have looking at getting my skills assessed but I cannot have my skills assessed against my current occupation! I have worked in the power industry all my life, starting as an apprentice and working through the industry to my current position as power system engineer, but I only have my trade qualifications and an ONC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. I have been in touch with Engineers Australia and they say I may be able to be assessed under the Competency Demonstration Report Route and be assessed against the Engineering Associate. Has anyone been down this route and can offer any advice? Cheers Mike